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Islam Makhachev explained why Khabib Nurmagomedov and he did not fight for money

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People like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev started a new era of brilliance when they made their way to the UFC. The country of Dagestan, which fought on their greatest stage, has now become synonymous with indisputable superiority.

Most fighters in martial arts are driven by a desire for fame and financial gain. But in a recent interview, Islam Makhachev revealed the driving force that motivated him and Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight at the pinnacle of martial arts.

“I am enthusiastic because a lot of people in Dagestan, the whole of Dagestan, are following me and waiting for my fight. That’s why I want to show my skills, my game, to people all over the world.” admitted Maxachev.


Islam Makhachev led the struggle against the sports superiority of Dagestan

Nurmagomedov and Makhachev are fighting for something greater than themselves, driven by the desire to make a name for themselves and their country. Ever since Habib Nurmagomedov hung up his gloves, the hopes of an entire nation have rested on Islam Makhachev’s shoulders.

After Khabib Nurmagomedov consolidated his position as the UFC lightweight champion, he started Dagestan with a major martial arts speech. Islam Makhachev is now accused of keeping Dagestan at the top of the food chain.

Watch Islam Makhachev’s interview on the UFC Filterless program below:

Also read: Tiago Moises argues that Islam Makhachev’s fight is life-changing


Dagestan is a gold mine of talents

The Russian Republic has always been at the forefront of cultivating extremely hard-working and talented athletes. VICE correspondent Alzo Slade set out to Dagestan to learn all about the country’s wrestling culture.

“I like to think I’m in shape, but what these guys do is actually a deal. The MMA guys in the mountains walk a mile or two across the rough terrain of the mountains. There was about 50 feet of ice, and these kids ran out of the ice, their feet sinking in the icy cold water. In the morning they do their first job ” explained Slide.

The stories and legends about the wrestling and MMA culture in the icy mountains of Dagestan are amazing. The life these warriors live is a testament to their devotion to their homeland and their trade. Therefore, it is not surprising that they are governed by something other than personal satisfaction.

Also read: Islam Makhachev explained why Dagestani fighters were superior in the fight

Watch the VICE video below:

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